Let’s not vote for banned outfits today

The banned MML,which was not allowed to contest by the ECP, has transferred its candidates to AAT, another religious right-wing party. Under the umbrella of AAT, 260 MML candidates will contest the polls for national and provincial assembly seats. The ECP banned the MML in 2017 after the US and UN declared the leader of this party, Hafiz Saeed, a terrorist. Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan also has approximately 150 candidates contesting for national assembly seats. Similarly, more than ten other Islamist parties are fielding candidates in today’s election